Cops arrest 19-year-old for raping minor, accused's parents say he is a minor

Published: Feb 09, 2020, 12:02 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Agra

The teenager has been booked under the POSCO Act and relevant sections of the IPC

This picture has been used for representation purpose
This picture has been used for representation purpose

Agra: The police arrested a 19-year-old for allegedly raping a five-year-old girl six days ago. The accused has been identified as a resident of Tehara village of the Saiyan police jurisdiction of Agra district, a Times of India report read.

Police said the accused, who is a neighbour of the victim, took her to a secluded place near his farm and raped her. "The minor was playing with her friends, and the accused teenager took her to a farm and later fled from the spot," said, Bajnath Singh, station house officer of Saiyan.

The parents of the accused claim that he is a minor and not a 19-year-old, police said. The teenager has been booked under the POSCO Act and relevant sections of the IPC.

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